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Present state of the Spanish colonies; : including a particular report of Hispañola, or the Spanish part of Santo Domingo; with a general survey of the settlements on the south continent of America, as relates to history, trade, population, customs, manners, &c., with a concise statement of the sentiments of the people on their relative situation to the mother country, &c. By William Walton, Jun. secretary to the expedition which captured the city of Santo Domingo from the French; and resident British agent there.


Published 1810
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2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo)
By William Walton, Jun. secretary to the expedition which captured the city of Santo Domingo from the French; and resident British agent there.Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early residence in Spain. -- (C) Merckandize landed in the various ports of France, from the island of Santo Domingo, in the year 1789. -- (D) Memoirs of the Prince of Peace, late Generalissimo of the Spanish armies [i.e. Manuel Godoy] -- (E) Copy of a dispatch from Major-General Carmichael to Viscout Castlereagh, dated Saint Carlos, before the city of St. Domingo, 8th July, 1809. -- (F) Selection of a cargo suited, on a general scale, for the Spanish settlements in America, being the description of goods, proportions, &c. intended to assist the British trader in his assortments. -- Further particulars relating to the Idol or Cemi, described in page 167, Vol. I. -- Dissertation on the Antilles or West India Islands, particularly Hispañola: soil, original state of its productions, climate, winds, and other phenomena, Creoles, Caraibs, Buccaneers, &c

Appendix to Vol. II: (A) Comparative view of the highest mountains in different parts of the world, with those of Spanish America. -- (B) Mines in the Brazils. -- (C) Mexico. -- (D) Letter to the Spanish Americans. -- (E) Revolucion de Caracas. -- (F) Documentos relativos a reforma de Gobierno en Buenos Ayres. -- (G) Treaty of friendship and alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal.--Signed at Rio de Janeiro, 10th of February, 1810

Printer varies: "H. Bryer, Printer, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, London."--Vol. I, p. 384; "C. Stower, Printer, Paternoster Row, London."-- Vol. II, p. 386

Pagination: v. 1: xiv, 384 p., [1] folded leaf of plates; v 2: vii, [1], 386, [1] leaf of plates

Signatures: v. 1: [A] (-[A]8) B-2B; v. 2: [A] B-2B 2C² (-2C2)

"Letter to the Spanish Americans" (v. II, p. 326-349) is a translation of Vizcardo y Guzmán, Juan Pablo. Lettre aux Espagnols-Americains. First published: Philadelphia, 1799

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Volume v.2
Publisher London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row
Year 1810
Pages 412
Language English; Spanish
Call number b3200768
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbhaiti; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana

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